I am a grumpy college student studying in San Francisco and feeling quite at home. In a sense, this is the evolution of my mind put on display for the public. My favorite experiences are the ones that make you wonder if you're trapped in a film that's being screened and you're the first character to become self aware.
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i’ve been flailing around like i do at every point this time of year but i think it’s important to remember that sometimes you should sleep until the late afternoon and you should force yourself to leave your apartment when you’re depressed and you should drink whiskey while the sun is still up and you should take the medicine that is prescribed to you and you should kiss everyone you want to kiss at least once and you should listen to “this year” by the mountain goats on a loop from birth until death.
Lucy Liu to Jane Magazine in 2003 (via itsinthetrees)
I just want to reblog this again because it really struck a chord with me. If there’s one thing I dislike about sexuality, it’s being read as straight or having my sexuality questioned because my marriage “looks straight”. I am no less bi/pan/asexual (still working on what label fits, but so far, bisexual/demisexual seems to work) because I married a man. There are far more options beside straight and gay. I wish people understood that.
Sherlock Jr’s “movie within a movie”: The scenery changes around Buster Keaton very quickly. He suddenly finds himself in a doorway to a garden, on a crowded city street to on top of a rock, etc. Keaton later recalled that his cameraman, Byron Houck, had used surveying instruments to position him and the camera at the exact correct distances and positions to give the illusion of continuity as the scenes changed. Long before CGI, Keaton created a vivid world with its own laws.
Village of the Damned (1960)
This TED Talk by Clay Shirky is the most elegant and potent argument against SOPA and PIPA I’ve ever seen. Everyone should watch this.
Yesterday I went and saw The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It was great, I loved it, and I’ll see it again. The problem I had was with the three assholes behind me who added commentary the entire time. 3 film nerds who needed to dissect the work right then and there. Let us watch the movie first, take it all in, and then when it comes out on blu-ray, DVD, On-demand (I’m not playing favorites) you can gather round the television and probe it to no end.
I’ve seen at least one movie a week, every week, for the past year and folks talking during the movie is becoming common place. Just shut the fuck up for two hours. If you have questions about the film, save it for the end. Most likely the person sitting next to you doesn’t have the answers because they’re also seeing the movie for the first time. Take the film in, let it sit for awhile, its probably not that complicated. Most movies these days are popcorn fodder anyway.
If all else fails we hire new ushers, my vote is the creatures from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episode “Hush”, and have them take your voice box until the movie is over. Don’t forget to pick it up on the way out.